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Full Name: John Alexander Davis
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): John Alexander
Surname: Davis
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 8317
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Contract labourer
Next of Kin: Mr A.E. Davis (father), Waipounamu, via Gore, Southland, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Fortrose, Southland, New Zealand
Military District: Invercargill
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 2nd Echelon
Embarkation Unit: 20 (Canterbury-Otago) Infantry Battalion
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 2
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 47
Campaigns: Western Desert
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Western Desert
Date of Death: 27 November 1941
Age at Death: 32
Year of Death: 1941
Cemetery Name: Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya
Grave Reference: 14. H. 9.
Biographical Notes: John Davis was the son of Albert Edward Davis and of Annie Maud Davis (nee Morris), of Gore, Southland, New Zealand.
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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